Professor of Legal Writing
"Chase students excel. As a legal writing and trial advocacy professor at Chase, I get to work closely with my students, so I know they have what it takes. Chase students become accomplished lawyers, judges, and community leaders. I am proud to watch my students' many successes and be a part of Chase's long tradition of training leaders."
Professor Jolly-Ryan teaches Basic Legal Skills, and Trial Advocacy. She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Northern Kentucky University and her Juris Doctor from the Chase College of Law.
Professor Jolly-Ryan joined academia after private practice and a judicial clerkship with the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio, Western Division. She is a member of the Ohio, Kentucky, and Northern Kentucky Bar Associations.
Professor Jolly-Ryan is a former commissioner for the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights. She has published a number of articles about discrimination law and legal writing.
- BA, Northern Kentucky University
- JD, Chase College of Law
- Advanced Appellate Advocacy
- Basic Legal Skills - Writing
- Introduction to Legal Studies
- The Practice: Appellate and Trial Advocacy
The Last Taboo: Breaking Law Students with Mental Illnesses and Disabilities Out of the Stigma Straitjacket, __ UMKC L. Rev. __ (forthcoming) Hein Online
Top it Off, Kentucky Bench & Bar (March 2015)
Repairing Damaged Goods: Federal and State Legislation Prohibiting Employers from Making Current Employment a Job Requirement, Rutgers Race & L. Rev. (2013).
Bridging the Law School Learning Gap through Universal Design, 28 Touro L. Rev. 1393 (2012)
Promoting Mental Health in Law School: What Law Schools Can Do for Law Students to Help Them Become Happy, Mentally Healthy Lawyers, 48 U. Louisville L. Rev. 95 (2009) Hein Online
Teed off About Private Club Discrimination on the Taxpayers' Dime: Tax Exemptions and Other Government Privileges to Discriminatory Private Clubs , 13 Wm. & Mary J. Women & L. 235 (2007) SSRN
Disabilities to Exceptional Abilities: Law Students with Disabilities, Nontraditional Learners, and the Law Teacher as a Learner, 6 U. Nev. L.J. 116 (2005) Hein Online
Coordinating a Legal Writing Program With the Help of a Course Webpage: Help for Reluctant Leaders and the Technologically-Challenged Professor, 22 Quinnipiac L. Rev. 479 (2004)
Strengthening Hate Crime Laws in Kentucky, 88 Ky. L. J. 63 (2000) Hein Online
Chipping Away At Discrimination at the Country Club, 25 Pepp. L. Rev. 495 (1998) Hein Online
Fair Housing Act: The Fair Housing Act's Protection Based Upon Familial Status, 15 Preventive Law Reporter 18 (1997)
A Real Estate Professional's and Attorneys' guide to the Fair Housing Law's Recent Inclusion of Familial Status as a Protected Class, 28 Creighton Law Rev 1143 (1995) Hein Online
Avoiding Housing Discrimination by Real Estate Professionals, Real Est. Fin. J.l 5 (1995) (Spring 1995)
Back to the Future; The Application of the 1991 Civil Rights Act to Pre-Existing Claims, 44 Merc. L. Rev. 911 (1993) Hein Online
Kentucky Worker's Compensation Act, Dinsmore & Shohl Newsl. (1990)
Strict Liability and the Tortious Failure to Warn, 11 N. Ky L. Rev. 409 (1984) Hein Online
Speaking Engagements and Recognitions
Presenter, “Power up Your Administrative Decision Writing: Top it Off with Effective Topic Sentences and Clarity” at a training course for administrative hearing officers sponsored by the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General -- Administrative Hearings Branch in Frankfort, Kentucky (June 12, 2015).
Co-presenter, “Teaching Students with Disabilities: Heart, Soul, Duty” at the Association of Legal Writing Director’s Conference in Memphis, Tennessee (June 5, 2015) (with Professor Terry Jean Seligmann, Drexel University School of Law, Professor and Dean Emeritus Kevin H. Smith, University of Memphis School of Law, and Professor Suzanne Rowe, University of Oregon School of Law)
Presenter, Taming the Grammar Monster in the Evolving Legal Writing Classroom (with Professor Phillip Sparkes), Legal Writing Institute Workshop, University of Kentucky School of Law, Lexington, KY (December 2013)